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Re: Arabic 'sura' (?)-- a question

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Saturday, December 22, 2001, 23:17
On Fri, 21 Dec 2001 08:12:48 -0600 William Annis <annis@...>
> > Is this related to all those words in Hebrew that have a > silent /h/ at > >the end of them? Wow!
> Of course. Also, think about the Hebrew feminine plural, > '-ot'. Arabic and Hebrew are kissing cousins, which quite > surprised > an Orthodox Jewish co-worker of mine. I forget how it came up, but > I went through "my king, your king, etc." in Arabic, but in Hebrew > letters. He was amazed.
- I (who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew) always have spelling mistakes on my Arabic tests with the 'taa marbuuta'. I keep on spelling it the sensible Hebrew way - with a haa-shape when it's silent, and a taa-shape when it's pronounced /t/! :-) Hebrew is *so* much simpler than Arabic! :-P -Stephen (Steg) a.k.a. /D'abi: Gaza:l/ (i wish)